CNN's Med Analyst Tells Dems To Drop The Stupid Act And Stop Hurting Kids!
The big lie about masks and mandates is winding down to an end and CNN's medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen apparently sees the writing on the wall. The CDC broke a huge barrier when they finally admitted that natural immunity offers excellent protection against the new variants of COVID.
Dr. Wen broke the mask mandate narrative by condemning schools and lawmakers for not following the science and continuing to push for unnecessary mandated:
"There was, and is, a time and place for pandemic restrictions. But when they were put in, it was always with the understanding that they would be removed as soon as we can. And, in this case, circumstances have changed. Case counts are declining. Also, the science has changed," Wen told host John Berman after he asked her to respond to states lifting their school mask rules.
Wen said that data showed individuals who were vaccinated were well protected against the omicron variant of the virus, the most dominant variant in the U.S., and that people who chose to wear a high-quality mask were also receiving additional protection even if the people around them were not wearing masks.
"And so, in this case, I'm not saying – I don’t think anyone, really, is saying – that no one should ever wear masks, rather that the responsibility should shift from a government mandate imposed from the state or the local district of the school … it should shift to an individual responsibility by the family, who can still decide that their child can wear a mask if needed," she added.
Wen went on to argue against looking at the number of coronavirus cases diagnosed each day across the country, but rather the number of hospitalizations, to determine the acceptable level to "relax all restrictions."
"The science has changed." @DrLeanaWen explains why she supports lifting some pandemic restrictions and thinks the decision to wear a mask should shift from a government mandate to an individual choice. pic.twitter.com/vaiybBBF2b
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She stated that there was harm in having children continue to wear masks, but that masking should potentially be brought back if a new variant arises that younger people are more susceptible to.
"But we should also be intellectually honest and say that masking has had a cost, especially for the youngest learners, people with English as a second language, children with learning disabilities. There has been a cost to them. So the risk-benefit calculation has really changed," she said.